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BEES Academy

BEES (Beekeeping Education and Engagement System) Academy has upcoming training scheduled throughout the Summer/Fall of 2019 in 3 different …

Keep McDowell Beautiful

Compost Demos at the Dump!

Stop by McDowell County Convenience Sites to drop off your recycling, household trash, and learn about composting! Click here …

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Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Peonies for the Home Landscape

Peonies are long-lived, perennial flowers that produce large flowers in the spring. Colors include black, …

Dahlias for the Home Landscape

Dahlias, are a popular addition to the landscape because they have a wide height range …

Roses for North Carolina

Sooner or later most home gardeners think about growing roses. Landscape uses are quite varied …

Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape

Summer and fall flowering bulbs provide another dimension to gardening. They add beauty and interest …

Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs

This publication offers guidelines on planning a garden and buying bulbs, as well as planting …

Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Nutrients are available based on soil pH.

A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

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Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites

Wet, poorly drained soils present one the most difficult challenges for growing plants in the …